We are deeply saddened to announce the recent passing of collared brown lemur Lucy. In 2015, Lucy began having difficulties with arthritis and liver disease. With the daily care of LCF’s dedicated staff, a customized arthritis-friendly enclosure, and the companionship of her long-time partner Jacques, Lucy thrived for another four years before her health began to decline and staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize her. Born in 1991, she was 28 years old. Lucy and Jacques arrived at LCF in 2012 and lived a quiet life on the reserve.
Known for her tenacious refusal to eat her medicine if she was being watched, Lucy was nevertheless a sweet and gentle lemur in her older years. Following the passing of Jacques in October 2018, Lucy stubbornly refused to interact with possible new partners for several months until she finally accepted common brown lemur Merlot. Coming to Lucy when she called for him and always available for a cuddle, Merlot made a fantastic partner for Lucy during this past year.